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Product Scraper

Node.js based scraper for ecommerce sites

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Deprecated

This repo is no longer being updated. I've made a new generalized site scraper that is not specific to ecommerce sites. Please refer to this new project: new site

Installation

$ npm install product-scraper

Features

  • Scrape top ecommerce sites (Amazon, Walmart, Target, BestBuy, Etsy)
  • Return basic product information (title, price, details, images, description)
  • Easy to use API

API

Simply require the package and initialize with a url and pass a callback function to receive the data.

var scraper = require('product-scraper');

scraper.init('http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X4WHP5E/', function(data){
	console.log(data);
});

Todos

  • Need to add ability to run a test to see if markup has changed, and if so disable the store selectors and fallback to the generic scraper.

Store Owner?

If you are a store owner and wondering how to make sure your site is being crawled, using the following attributes on your markup:

[itemprop="title"]
[itemprop="brand"]
[itemprop="description"]
[itemprop="image"]
[itemprop="price"]

Contributing

Currently, this plugin supports a few top ecommerce sites based on alexa ratings. If you want to add any stores, or just have an idea or feature, go ahead and fork this repo and send me a pull request. I'll be happy to take a look when I can and get back to you.

Issues

For any and all issues/bugs, please post a description and code sample to reproduce the problem on the issues page.

License

MIT